God and Global Order: The Power of Religion in American Foreign Policy

God and Global Order: The Power of Religion in American Foreign Policy

by Jonathan Chaplin
     
 

Even though America was founded upon a belief that its mission was providentially ordained, its foreign policy decisions have failed to recognize the growing significance of religious faith as a global concern. With an eye on the turbulent century ahead, God and Global Order implores policy makers to recognize the power of faith to inform and enhance U.S.

Overview

Even though America was founded upon a belief that its mission was providentially ordained, its foreign policy decisions have failed to recognize the growing significance of religious faith as a global concern. With an eye on the turbulent century ahead, God and Global Order implores policy makers to recognize the power of faith to inform and enhance U.S. foreign policy. The contributors warn that ignoring the far-reaching role of faiths (those both religious and secular) and their influence upon international agendas could carry disastrous consequences--both for the U.S. and for the larger global order.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602582507
Publisher:
Baylor University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2010
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Allen Hertzke

This eminent group of scholars probes what international relations might look like if we took religion seriously. From issues concerning humanitarian intervention to advancing the Israel-Palestine peace process, God and Global Order provides the necessary tools to help policy makers better navigate the world of pervasive religion. This is a tonic for what ails the field of international affairs.

Douglas M. Johnston

Wonderful grist for academicians and practitioners alike. This book of thoughtful essays by world-class authors advances the field of religion and foreign policy on a number of important fronts.

Chris Seiple

A thoughtfully provoking overview working at the intersection of religion and realpolitik. This book will quickly become a must-read for anyone who takes faith and international affairs seriously.

Meet the Author

Jonathan Chaplin is Director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics, Tyndale House, Cambridge, U.K., and a member of the Divinity Faculty of Cambridge University. He is editor or co-editor of five books and author of Talking God: The Legitimacy of Religious Public Reasoning (2009).

Robert Joustra is on staff at the Canadian think-tank Cardus, where he was lead researcher on the project "Stained Glass Urbanism." He is a part-time lecturer in International Relations at Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario, and regular contributor to the Cardus journal Comment.

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